Jan 4, 2011 - 11:28 AM
Hi AugustW, and welcome to this forum! According to my calculations
, you're best off with two Swiss Half Fare Cards
for your Swiss trips and regular tickets for the Austrian train journeys, the total amount (including the purchase costs for a Swiss Half Fare Card) being about CHF 453.00 (per person, in 2nd class). The 5 day Eurail Austria Switzerland Saver Pass
would be the most expensive option with a total of about CHF 545.00, as quite some additional payment for both the Jungfraujoch and the Glacier Express section between Disentis and Zermatt is required. The solution with a 4 day Swiss Saver Pass
(3 day variants don't exist) would cost about CHF 550.00.
Please make sure to arrange for your Glacier Express seat reservations
in advance. This can be done online, regardless of which type of pass you'll be using. If you have a Swiss Half Fare Card, you can purchase 50% discounted tickets for this journey shortly in advance, even right before boarding the train at the railway station.
I hope this provides an answer to your question! Best regards,